2016 Tucson Music, Theatre, & Art Events
Late summer is such a fun time around Tucson! August and September are filled with arts, music, and festivities that are meant to get you mingling with your friends and neighbors.
Here’s a quick look at a few of the events you can expect to see around town in the coming weeks:
DesertView Performing Arts Center always has something going on. In August and September, this venue will play host to a number of great cover bands that will surely incite some great memories and make you think back on the good old days.
On September 9th, Terry Davies, affectionately known as The Piano Man, will hit the stage in tribute of Neil Sedaka. Since 1957, Sedaka’s music has been gracing the ears of audiences everywhere, and Davies’ show will re-inspire the passion and emotion originally produced in Sedaka’s music.
- The Sedaka Legacy: A Tribute to Neil Sedaka
- DesertView Performing Arts Center
- Friday, September 9th from 7:30 to 10:00pm
- $30.00 per person
In the 1960s and ‘70s, people said they monkeyed around, and that sure worked well for the bandmates who found their way onto TV screens and radio stations across the globe. Who can believe it’s been 50 years?! Even a generation or few later, The Monkees are still a household name in music, and people of all ages know the iconic tunes of this American musical group.
Original Monkees Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are taking to the road in honor of the last five decades’ of success, and they’ll be on stage in Tucson soon!
- The Monkees’ 50th Anniversary Tour
- Fox Tucson Theatre
- Wednesday, September 14th beginning at 7:30pm
- $49.00 to $138.00 per person
In the 1980s, a terrifying epidemic struck America. A disease, which had previously not even been heard of, became a household name almost overnight. News stories covered tragedies at an exponential rate as AIDS and HIV were claiming their victims.
Today, this terror is replayed by way of a stage drama unlike any other of its kind. American playwright Tony Kushner has won numerous awards for his complex, metaphorical take on homosexuality and AIDS in the 1980s. Supernatural beings (angels) and departed characters (ghosts) are interwoven into the storylines as the drama unfolds. Come see why this series won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, among other awards of notoriety.
- Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, a play by Tony Kushner
- The Rogue Theatre
- September 8th through the 25th
- Evening and matinee shows are available
- $35 per person for all performances except special preview shows. Student discounts are available.
Hot summer nights offer cool experiences when you venture to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on Saturday evenings throughout August and September. Cool Summer Nights is the museum’s way of welcoming you to enjoy Tucson’s breathtaking sunsets and night-blooming plants while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. These family-friendly events will likely feature the appearance of a few nocturnal animals you wouldn’t otherwise get to see, as they’re napping during the daytime hours.
Food and drinks are available at the Ironwood Terraces Restaurant, Cottonwood Café, and Ocotillo Café. Each week’s event is themed, ensuring that no two visits will be the same!
- Cool Summer Nights at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Saturdays evenings now through September 3rd
- 5:30 to 10:00pm
- Regular admission rates apply
What events are you looking forward to attending around Tucson in the next few weeks? Please share your plans with us at our The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Facebook page!
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